Back pain is a symptom of various injuries and conditions, many of which originate in or around your spine. Your spine protects your spinal cord and supports your posture. It consists of stacked bones called vertebrae as well as the joints between them called facet joints.
The roots of every nerve in your body exit the spinal cord and travel to various organs and body parts. They communicate with your brain via the spinal cord. If you sustain spinal injuries or any kind of degenerative damage, the displacement or inflammation can put pressure on one or more nerve roots near the spinal cord. This can result in referred pain outside the back in addition to back or neck pain.
At Advantage Physical Therapy, Jonathan regularly sees patients with back injuries or degenerative conditions causing pain. He works closely with you to rehabilitate your back and restore its strength and mobility.
Back pain can result from a myriad of different conditions and injuries, many of which can lead to chronic back pain if they don’t get the proper treatment initially. You might experience back pain from:
Many people develop back pain because of poor posture, which causes strain on the muscles and tendons in their backs. If you work in an occupation that requires you to sit still for a prolonged period, such as driving or using a computer, you should be mindful of your posture and take frequent breaks.
Back pain typically responds well to personalized physical therapy care and rehabilitation. While treating your back pain at Advantage Physical Therapy, Jonathan uses strategies such as:
Therapeutic exercises are a major contributor to physical therapy. Jonathan teaches you specific movements to strengthen and mobilize your back.
Manual therapy can involve stretching, massage, or instrument-assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM). Jonathan uses these strategies to take pressure off compressed nerves in your back.
Dry needling involves inserting fine needles into your muscles at specific pressure points. This treatment alleviates painful knots in your back.
Find out about the treatments you can get for back pain by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Advantage Physical Therapy today.